Used doubles for first time.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Man 5, May 19, 2002.

  1. Lawn Man 5

    Lawn Man 5 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    Tonight I used doubles for the first time. I used a high lift on the bottom and a gator on top and they seemed to work pretty well. I only mowed my own yard and it wasn't very long. Tomorrow I will get the full effect. I put them in the + pattern and just torqued them down. (No bracket). If there not exactly in the + pattern will that hurt anything? And does it matter what blade goes on top, the gator, or the high lift. I’m using a 48in husqvarna with a 15hp kohler.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,732

    It will not matter if they are not exactly at 90 degrees. Just be sure your blades are all balanced. I use the Gators on top and the high-lifts on the bottom. That seems to be the way everyone recommends. I assume the ides is that the high-lifts will pull the grass up for a good cut and help throw it up to the Gators which will do the extra chopping.:)
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    its my opinion that u have them set up right. if they slip a little it wont matter that much and they sometimes will.
    if u hit something u may have a little trouble getting the bld bolt loose.
    thats happened to me several times in the last yr. no biggee tho.
    your choice of blade set up is a good place to start . u will find that different combinations of blds will work better for
    various types of mowing conditions. good luck.
  4. Lawn Man 5

    Lawn Man 5 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 36

    My other question is it still alright to bag with Doubles? I have a few customers that just half to have their lawn baged. I don't know why.
  5. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    It bags better with double blades due to the more compaction of grass in the bagger.
  6. ohiolawnguy

    ohiolawnguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    bagging works so much better with doubles, period.

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